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Old Nov 17, 2012, 03:01 AM
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:21 AM
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I acquired this Taifun Hurrikan recently, minus needle valve assembly, in the hope of cobbling something together to make it run. The compression is good.

It appear that there is more than just the needle valve missing. Unfortunately they normally have a green hemispherical cover over the rear end, so all the photos on the net don't show what I am missing.

Is anyone able to post a photo of what they look like without the green cover?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Check my list of diesel (and glow) engine test reports here. You just might find the Hurrikan listed with a photo of the back end .
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:18 PM
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It appear that there is more than just the needle valve missing. Unfortunately they normally have a green hemispherical cover over the rear end, so all the photos on the net don't show what I am missing.
The early ones did not have the green hemispherical cover, as the attached picture shows. . Check the serial number of yours, this one is no. 3677.
Your engine is missing the peripheral jet assembly with spraybar, spring and needle, also the backplate intake duct looks like is was drilled to take a regular spraybar at some stage...
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:16 PM
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There's a very rare ED on eBay at the moment. 150945968587
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:23 PM
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The early ones did not have the green hemispherical cover, as the attached picture shows. . Check the serial number of yours, this one is no. 3677.
Your engine is missing the peripheral jet assembly with spraybar, spring and needle, also the backplate intake duct looks like is was drilled to take a regular spraybar at some stage...
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:56 AM
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Just a remark for J-M and Reggie.
I don't know very much about the Taifun Hurrikan, but I thought that there was a definite Mk I, without the rear cover, and then a definite "officially designated" (!) Mk II, with the rear cover.
That may be wrong, but it's been vaguely in my mind for the last 30-odd years...
Reggie, I think Danny will know...
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:36 AM
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Thanks for the responses everyone. Mine must be a Mk II then. The serial is 66618. The backplate has a pronounced shoulder on it that the cover must have attached to. Also mine does not have a screw-on venturi, or any evidence of four perpheral jets. Perhaps it had a central spraybar that fitted to a block shaped piece that slid over the intake duct.
At least that's what I'm thinking of fabricating.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:04 AM
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Just a remark for J-M and Reggie.
I don't know very much about the Taifun Hurrikan, but I thought that there was a definite Mk I, without the rear cover, and then a definite "officially designated" (!) Mk II, with the rear cover.
That may be wrong, but it's been vaguely in my mind for the last 30-odd years...
Reggie, I think Danny will know...
The page I've shown comes out of the Holger Menrad books. The only II (whitout the mentionning of Mk) I can find is for the Taifun Rasant of 1968.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Anyone interested in Taifun engines should get the following book:
DIE TAIFUN-MOTOREN by STEFAN FRIESENEGGER.
ISBN 3-7883-0685-8
PUBLISHED by NEKAR-VERLAG GmbH,
Klosterring 1,
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen.
GERMANY.
It was a "MODELL" Spezial.
Its the best book on one make of engine that I have EVER SEEN!!!!
You can get copies on Amazon.de for about Euros 20.00
OR from : eBooks.de for Euros19.90
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Also mine does not have a screw-on venturi, or any evidence of four perpheral jets. Perhaps it had a central spraybar that fitted to a block shaped piece that slid over the intake duct.
At least that's what I'm thinking of fabricating.
Yes, I definitely remember seeing one with the green back, and it was a solid piece, not a cover, same as used for the Blizzard.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:27 AM
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Anyone interested in Taifun engines should get the following book:
DIE TAIFUN-MOTOREN by STEFAN FRIESENEGGER.
ISBN 3-7883-0685-8
PUBLISHED by NEKAR-VERLAG GmbH,
Klosterring 1,
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen.
GERMANY.
It was a "MODELL" Spezial.
Its the best book on one make of engine that I have EVER SEEN!!!!
You can get copies on Amazon.de for about Euros 20.00
OR from : eBooks.de for Euros19.90
Indeed an exellent book here it is
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Just a remark for J-M and Reggie.
I don't know very much about the Taifun Hurrikan, but I thought that there was a definite Mk I, without the rear cover, and then a definite "officially designated" (!) Mk II, with the rear cover.
That may be wrong, but it's been vaguely in my mind for the last 30-odd years...
Reggie, I think Danny will know...
Well you may be right after all, in the Taifun book variante 1 und 2 are shown,
variation is only the distance of the carb to the rear cover. More amazing are the rather large variations in green anodising.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Yes, I definitely remember seeing one with the green back, and it was a solid piece, not a cover, same as used for the Blizzard.
Yes a solid piece of green anodised aluminium, blue on the Blizzard.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:13 AM
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There's a late '40s Elfin 2.5 on Ebay with a buy-it-now price of $56. Doesn't fit my collection but I'm surprised nobody's buying.
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